Brandon Richman is the Project Director for Diode Ventures. He focuses on business development, energy planning and financial modelling for Diode. Previously Brandon was an economist and consultant at Black and Veatch’s Management Consulting practice focusing on strategic infrastructure planning issues and business development. His primary fields of expertise are: project management, economic, financial, and socioeconomic impact analyses for conventional and renewable energy sources, load forecasting, SAP implementations, plant maintenance, asset classification and cyber security assessments. Prior to joining Black & Veatch, he was a Researcher/Lecturer at the Institute for Institutional and Innovational Economics at the University of Bremen in Bremen, Germany.